CERN Virtual Tour at Taos High School


This morning at 7am students from Taos High School led by biology teacher Carla Chavez, and four teen-leads from Taos Academy participated in a live virtual tour of CERN in Geneva Switzerland. CERN is the home of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator. This was the kick-off for the Projecting Particles workshop organized by STEMarts LAB@ThePASEO, and sponsored by Harwood Museum and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Taos High School and Taos Academy students collaborate on Sci-Art project.

Teen-leads; Justis Daniels-Bezout, Boaz Devenyi, Cade Justin and Haley Rach will lead a 3-day Sci-Art Lab that explores particle physics to express new ways of interpreting the world around us through projection . The Lab culminates on Saturday December 5th with a projection performance at the Harwood Museum for the Lighting of Ledoux.

Projecting Particles is a series of workshops and Sci-art events that began in 2013 through a partnership with physicist, Dr. Steve Goldfarb at ATLAS Experiment at CERN. Dr. Goldfarb leads the virtual tours and facilitated a two-week research stay for STEMarts Lab Founder and Americorp VISTA, Agnes Chavez. This collaboration has led to many exciting workshops and events over the years: National Hispanic Cultural Center/516 Arts (ABQ), Taos Academy (Taos), Explora (ABQ), The PASEO (Taos) and Havana Biennial (Cuba).

Lighting at Ledoux, Harwood Museum
December 5, 2015 5-7pm